Woman transported by LifeFlight after being trapped under car in Thomaston

Sat, 11/20/2021 - 5:00pm

    UPDATED: According to Thomaston police, a 62-year-old female heard a noise in the car she was driving. She got out of the car, forgetting to put the car in park. The gray 2001 Saab, registered to a different owner residing at the same address, then rolled over her.  

    THOMASTON — A woman was transported by Lifeflight, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, after becoming pinned underneath her car in Thomaston.

    According to police, the woman had gotten into her car, which was parked in the parking lot behind the Thomaston business block at approximately 3:30 p.m. Her car began to malfunction, police said. So she popped the hood and went to look underneath. As she stood near the front right bumper, the car moved forward, pushing her down and trapping most of her body underneath. 

    At that point, according to police, two separate passersby each leaped to action to prevent the car from moving even farther forward, with one leaning in through the passenger door to operate the handbrake while the other jumped into the driver’s seat and pressed her foot against the floor brake. 

    The passerby occupying the driver’s seat remained in the seat for ten or twenty more minutes as firefighters from Thomaston, using Rockland’s air bags, jacked up the front right corner of the car, freeing the woman.

    Thomaston EMS, with the assistance of a South Thomaston EMS paramedic, then transported the woman to Pen Bay Medical Center, where a LifeFlight helicopter planned to meet them.

    Creek Hill towing took possession of the car at approximately 4:20 p.m.


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